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This simple guide – ‘how to write an architectural brief’ – is aimed at homeowners planning a house extension, renovation or a self-build house.   As an architect myself, I created this platform – Design for Me – to help homeowners find the best residential architect for their particular project. It’s free to use and we’re on… Read more »

 

 

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If you’re planning a house extension, renovation or new self-build, finding the right architect can be the critical first step. We’ve compiled some of the best residential architects in Reading and Berkshire to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. Berkshire is brimming with talented architects and designers, so we have… Read more »

 

 

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Self build ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Looking for some self build ideas and inspiration? you are in the right place! Here are some of the best self build designs from the architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see… Read more »

 

 

Architect oxfordshire

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If you’re planning a house extension, renovation or new self-build, finding the right architect can be the critical first step. We’ve compiled some of the best residential architects in Oxfordshire to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. Oxfordshire is brimming with talented architects and designers, so we have no doubt… Read more »

 

 

Profile pics from Felix, Jamie, Richard and Mark, architects on DfM.

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How much does a planning application cost? A planning application costs £172 in England and £166 in Wales. This is the fee payable to your local council for processing the full householder planning application.   Do I need planning permission? You may not even need to apply for planning permission at all. You should call up… Read more »

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Home renovation and extension architects in North London If you’re planning a house extension, renovation or new self-build, finding the right architect can be the critical first step. We’ve compiled some of the best residential architects in North London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. North London is brimming with talented architects and… Read more »

 

 

Garden design ideas

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Title image: See Sara Jane’s profile here   Have some garden design ideas? When undertaking a project such as designing a new garden, you’ll want to make sure you’re spending your money in the best possible way. The principles to achieving this remain the same no matter how big or small your project… 1. MAKE A PLAN First… Read more »